So part of the reason that I have not been the best at blogging lately is that my time is being gobbled up in other arenas of life. One of which is that I am training for a triathlon. And before you go thinking that I am some fitness fanatic, let me assure you, that this is the shortest triathlon I was able to find! Haha! It is called a "super sprint" which might lead you to believe that it is longer than a sprint, not a chance... a "mini sprint" would be way more accurate.
None the less this (Super/ Mini triathlon), has gotten this mama into a regular workout routine, which I haven't had in 6.5 years. Hmm, sounding remarkably similar to the age of my eldest! Yep, since I had H, I have not consistently worked out for more than 2 weeks at a time. But I have been going strong for 2 months now, working out 4-6 days a week! And finally this week, I feel like it has actually made a difference, I can run further before getting winded, I can bike easier, swimming... well lets all pray I don't drown, because I struggle in the water... and if I struggle in the water, well there goes the rest of my race!
So what do I have to show for it...
Well I have GAINED 3 pounds... I know, I know, muscle weighs more than fat... still, NOT cool, what girl wants to gain weight?!?!
All my pants are too tight in the thighs... I might have thunder-thighs when this is done
Finally, I can say (for the first time since high school) that working out is a part of my regular routine! Wooo Hooo
Just so you can get a realistic picture... and so I can remember where I was at at this stage of the game, this is what I am capable of right now...
1. I can swim 2-3 laps, before I have to stop (big improvement, when I started training I had to stop each lap) and can go about 20 laps total (with many brakes)
2. I can run 1.25 miles without wanting to walk. Before I started training I could only do about .5 miles.
3. My longest bike ride to date is about 8 miles, though, with lots of hills, so that has to count for something : )
I have a long way to go in my training. But I am thankful to say that my body is healthy and I am getting stronger by the day! Thank you Lord for that!!
1 Corinthians 9:24 "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it."
-my prize will be simply being able to finish the race!! That is enough for me!